Wine CountryThe Santa Maria Valley Wine Region & AVASanta Maria Valley Wineries & WinemakersSanta Maria Wine TastingSanta Maria Wine VarietalsSanta Maria Wine TrolleyFoxen Canyon Wine Trail$500 Wine Weekend Book A Room Wine Tasting at Santa Maria Wineries The winemakers of Santa Maria Valley produce some of the best wine on the Central Coast. Enjoy exploring their beautiful vineyards and tasting their delicious wines without the typical wine country price tags. Learn more about all of Santa Maria’s wineries, winemakers, and tasting options. Making a getaway out of your trip? Be sure to check out the famous Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and the Santa Maria Wine Trolley, which runs from May-Oct. each year. The Experience Wine tasting in Santa Maria Valley offers an experience like no place else. In our wine country, you’ll find rolling hills chock-full of lush vineyards, set amongst a valley that invites you be nothing other than yourself. Because we believe that wine tastes best in worn-in jeans with your best friends in tow—and that it’s perfectly okay to swirl ‘til you spill. Above all, we believe wine tasting should be comfortable, fun, and absolutely delicious. Download our complete tasting guide here to start planning your tour through Santa Maria Wine Country. The Grapes The Santa Maria Valley is set amongst northern perimeter of Santa Barbara County on California’s Central Coast, which is currently recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic wine-growing regions. The valley is home to a rare “transverse” geography—an east-west orientation that channels cool ocean air directly into the valley. The result is one of California’s longest growing seasons, which allows us to produce grapes that are a little more complex, a little more balanced, and a whole lot more flavorful. Because, in Santa Maria Valley, we believe everything is better when it’s allowed to take its sweet time. Learn more about Santa Maria’s varietals.